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  • abbreviation Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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  • initialism pathology, neurology Initialism of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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Examples

  • Investigators pointed out that the producers changed the term CJD (Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease) to vCJD (human form of mad cow disease) when describing the death of Aretha Vinson, who was mentioned as a victim of the feared disease.

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  • Investigators pointed out that the producers changed the term CJD (Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease) to vCJD (human form of mad cow disease) when describing the death of Aretha Vinson, who was mentioned as a victim of the feared disease.

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  • And, of course, keep in mind that CJD is invariably fatal, while HIV, while debilitating, is relatively manageable today with proper care.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » San Jose State University Continues to Suspend All Blood Drives on Campus

  • Meanwhile, according to Wikipedia, the worldwide incidence of CJD is one case per million people, or 0. 0001%.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » San Jose State University Continues to Suspend All Blood Drives on Campus

  • CJD is a prion, which is totaly different from bacteria and viruses to which our systems can develop immunity.

    Jean's Knitting

  • Bruce ME, Will RG, Ironside JW, et al. Transmissions to mice indicate that ‘new variant’ CJD is caused by BSE agent.

    Mad-cow Disease

  • In rare instances CJD is the consequence of infection.

    Physiology or Medicine for 1997 - Press Release

  • Then the unthinkable occurred – the disease jumped from one species to another as two dairy farmers died of a form of spongiform encephalopathy known as CJD, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. 4 Then, unexpectedly, a fifteen year old girl came down with a terrible disease that left her feeling weak and unsteady on her feet, similar to the unsteadiness exhibited by sick cattle.

    The Mad Cow Epidemic is here to stay.

  • There has never been a case of the human form of mad cow disease, known as CJD -- there has never been a case of it in this country.

    CNN Transcript Mar 13, 2006

  • Nearly 170 people have died since 1990 in Britain from human variant CJD, which is thought to be triggered by eating beef products from BSE-infected cows.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

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